Tag Archives: Elijah

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The ‘official date of remembrance’ for the Transfiguration of Jesus is August 6th, but most individuals hear these readings on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany every year in our lectionary. Found in all three gospels (Year A: Matthew 17:1-9; … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 8, Year C

Altar Call 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62 Jesus apostles did not volunteer for the task – they were chosen when he called to them and said, “Follow me.” Elisha was given the task … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 7, Year C

Overcoming Evil 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and Psalm 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 The thread for today’s readings is the difficulty in overcoming evil forces. In the Old Testament lesson, the Prophet Elijah has been threatened with … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 5, Year C

Life Out of Death 1 Kings 17:8-16, (17-24) Psalm 146 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 Today’s readings from the Hebrew Scriptures and the Gospel are well paired with one another. Elijah is shown as a miracle-working man of God. Following his … Continue reading

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The Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B

The Transfiguration of our Lord 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 In every account (Mark 9:2-10; Matthew 17:1-13; Luke 9:28-36, 44-45), Jesus’ transfiguration immediately follows Peter’s confession and the disciples’ first lesson about Jesus’ course of … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Year B

Prepare the Way Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 John the Baptist’s ministry was vital for developing the climax of God’s revelation. The thread of Hebrew religious history had to be brought together to prepare … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 5

Life out of Death 1 Kings 17:8-16, (17-24) Psalm 146 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 Both the Old Testament and our Gospel readings for today tell similar stories in which the dead are brought back to life. Both of the stories … Continue reading

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